Maine Better Transportation Association
Founded in 1939, the MBTA is a non-partisan voice for investment in a safe, efficient transportation network for Maine. With 700 members representing municipalities, businesses and individuals from all walks of life, we advocate for funding of a multimodal transportation system – air, roads, rail, port, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities – to serve communities and citizens throughout the state.
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Infrastructure's not sexy?
In the category that it's just so bad, we have to laugh, comedian John Oliver takes on America's infrastructure problem.


Route 15 crowned 2014 ‘Worst Road in Maine’

Camden resident wins for his tale of harrowing ride from Blue Hill to Stonington.
MBTA has launched the Fix it Now! Campaign
See this recent presentation by John Melrose
Maine’s Top 50 Transportation Challenges:

A new report released by the national transportation research organization TRIP, identifies and ranks the state’s top 50 transportation challenge. Download and read the report: “Maine’s Top 50 Transportation Challenges and the Improvements Needed to Address Them.”

Most Maine transportation gets poor grades: Maine Section ASCE has released its latest Report Card for Maine's Infrastructure yesterday. Maine roads get a "D," bridges and passenger transportation "C-" and railroads a "C."
The cost of bad roads in Maine is on the rise: A recent report by The Road Information Program (TRIP) finds Mainers spend an average of $299 a year due to bad roads. That's an increase of 30% since 2009.
Transportation: The Case for Investment
We are in the midst of a transportation funding crisis - and we need our state leaders to help bring about change.
The MBTA has prepared a four-point policy paper with recommendations for addressing our state's deteriorating transportation infrastructure.  Download it, read it and share it with your local legislative leaders.


Maine Trails: Cover Story
Maine Trails
Cover Story: Thanks to 5 who have paved the way

MBTA honors transportation leaders at 2014 Transportation Achievement Awards Luncheon

At the head table, the awards stood ready. They were made of Maine bluestone. “The plaques we will be presenting to our honorees today were crafted from stone taken from one of our quarries,” said MBTA President Jim Hanley of Pike Industries during the welcoming remarks at the MBTA’s 2014 Transportation Achevement Awards Luncheon October 17 at the Augusta Civic Center.   Read more from this issue »



Thursday, June 9
Washington County Meeting
Eastport Chowder House, Eastport
Board Meeting, 3:30 pm
Dinner Meeting to Follow
Registration form (PDF)
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New members can join using our online form or may download and mail forms here.


Fix Maine Roads

A resident's frustration shows, Lincolnville

A resident's frustration shows, Lincolnville 

What’s the worst road in Maine? Do you have a bad road that you’d like to see fixed? Tell us about it.